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Goodwin, Brian C.

Works: 59 works in 223 publications in 6 languages and 3,963 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Brian C Goodwin
Most widely held works by Brian C Goodwin
How the leopard changed its spots : the evolution of complexity by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

55 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "leopard" in the title of How the Leopard Changed Its Spots is the science of biology, today poised for a massive change in its theoretical perspective. Here Brian Goodwin, described by colleagues as "the poet of theoretical biology," proposes an alternative to the modern synthesis of Darwinism and twentieth-century genetics. Goodwin rigorously and clearly demonstrates the flaws in the quasi-religious fervor with which Darwin's theory of natural selection is defended, and presents another, equally powerful engine for the origin and diversity of species. The consequences of this altered perspective are both scientific and metaphorical. The images of Darwinism that color so much of modern life - survival of the fittest, selfish genes, survival strategies, "a war of all against all"--Are incomplete, says Goodwin. If we regard organisms as more than survival machines, they take on an intrinsic value, with worth in and of themselves. Darwinism has shortchanged us, scientifically and ethically, for more than a century. This book demonstrates that organisms are every bit as cooperative as they are competitive, as altruistic as they are selfish, as creative and playful as they are destructive and repetitive. Erudite, dazzling, and elegantly written, at once a brilliant application of the laws of physics to the study of life, an exposition of the powerful force - not Darwinian selection - that shapes life on earth, and a meditation on the evolution of complex forms, it is certain to be the science book of the year
Signs of life : how complexity pervades biology by Ricard V Solé( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors touch on every major field of biology, from molecular genetics and neurobiology, through animal behavior and ecology, to evolution, extinction and even economics. At each level, they describe well-known phenomena that today's standard theories, steeped as they are in a kind of worship of the gene, are powerless to explain. Yet various tools of complexity theory can model them quite nicely. Signs of Life, then, is about explaining the unexplainable - more precisely, using new ideas to think about things today's ideas can't help us with. For instance: it's generally believed that cells with identical genomes in identical environments will lead identical lives. But they don't. Why?
Temporal organization in cells; a dynamic theory of cellular control processes by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analytical physiology of cells and developing organisms by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and evolution by British Society for Developmental Biology( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form and transformation : generative and relational principles in biology by Gerry Webster( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of specific examples, including tetrapod limb formation and Drosophila development, are used to illustrate how these hierarchically organized dynamic fields undergo robust symmetry-breaking cascades to produce generic forms. These are the basic morphological structures available for evolutionary transformations, whose classification into equivalence classes provides a basis for taxonomic relationships. Evolutionary and developmental biologists, geneticists and philosophers of science will all find this a thought-provoking book
Theoretical biology : epigenetic and evolutionary order from complex systems( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic structures in biology( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's due : healing our fragmented culture by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intuitive way of knowing : a tribute to Brian Goodwin by David Lambert( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Brian Goodwin (1931-2007) was a visionary biologist, mathematician and philosopher. Understanding organisms as dynamics wholes, he worked to develop an alternate view to extreme Darwinism based solely on genetic factors. He was a pioneer in the field of theoretical biology
Human biology and health: Book 1; health and development - conception to birth by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of average driving patterns in six urban areas of the United States : summary report by D. H Kearin( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il problema della forma in biologia by G. C Webster( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution, development and behaviour : in search of generative orders of biological from and process( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suid-Afrikaanse kersliedere. South African Christmas carols. Volume II( )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in Afrikaans and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your secret world by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines your 'secret world' - the inner workings of your heart, soul and mind - and shows just how important they are in your everyday life. With compassion, insight and love, Brian Goodwin explains what 'makes us tick', looking at the things that spark our desire or hold us back, and opening us up to a heart to heart relationship with the Creator and others. Your Secret World draws on a wealth of biblical wisdom and the work of other Christian authors. Brian writes from a background of many years of Bible teaching, evangelism and mission. These ministries have brought him closely into the lives of others - their joys and their fears. He and his wife Gwenda live in New Zealand and have four children, all married and all involved in Christian ministry. 'You have a secret world. Every person has one. No one knows what happens in your secret world. Others will never know, unless you invite them into it. It's your world and yours alone. It's a good world. In it you can climb mountains, dream dreams and travel wherever you want to go. It's where happiness lies. But, then, so does unhappiness... You can learn strategies that will protect your secret world. They can also give you confidence and joy as you live the kind of life you want to live. That's what this book is all about...'"--Publisher description
An analysis of federal budget information on the World Wide Web by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of the Internet has progressed significantly, encouraging organizations to improve the quality of information in websites. This phenomenon has impacted sources of information available on the federal budget. This thesis examines this development by documenting the scope of federal budget information on the Internet. Literature on the federal budget process and the World Wide Web was reviewed. More than 120 executive, legislative and private interest group websites were sampled. Websites were characterized using the criteria of timeliness of data, accessibility to data and ideological orientation. The thesis concludes that significant federal budget information is available on the Internet. In terms of web-publishing federal budget data, Congress and proprietary sites were the most timely. Accessibility varied with the significance to the website sponsor of federal budget policies. An ideological range within the websites sampled was depicted, from the ostensibly neutral to the obviously partisan. The thesis provides a discussion and examples of websites sponsored by many federal and private organizations. Web users interested in the federal budget can benefit from this information to guide thefr use of the Intemet
Your secret power for success and riches through self-motivation; passport to success by Larry Lucas( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigation of freeway lane drops, final report by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Signs of life : how complexity pervades biology
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Brian Goodwin ahli biologi asal Kanada

Brian Goodwin Canadees wiskundige (1931-2009)

Brian Goodwin kanadischer Mathematiker und Biologe

Brian Goodwin matematico canadese

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Goodwin, B.C.

Goodwin, B. C. 1931-

Goodwin, B. C. 1931-2009

Goodwin, B. C. (Brian C.)

Goodwin, B. C. (Brian C.), 1931-2009

Goodwin Brian

Goodwin, Brian 1931-

Goodwin, Brian 1931-2009

Goodwin, Brian C.

Goodwin, Brian C. 1931-

Goodwin, Brian Carey

Goodwin, Brian Carey 1931-

Goodwin, Brian Carey 1931-2009

Брайан Гудвин

Гудвин, Б.

Гудвин, Бриан K. (1931-2009).

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Signs of life : how complexity pervades biologyForm and transformation : generative and relational principles in biologyNature's due : healing our fragmented culture